Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Zombie Space Cowboy

Because just a plain old Space Cowboy would be boring.

Sometimes when I'm drawing I have a plan in my mind, and other times I just sort of let the drawing happen. This was one of the latter. I drew the figure, but then had no idea what color scheme I would use or what kind of background to add. I just sort of made it up as I went along. At the last minute I decided that the figure looked a little too static, so I tilted him to make it look more like he was floating, which I think helped. I love that you can play around with color and composition like that when you draw digitally.

I think the colors may be a little too dark. I need to stare at it some more.

This will probably be my last illustration of 2009. As near as I can tell, the first one of the year was Count Gothula (I didn't have a blog in January; that's why the Count shows up in May). So I went from vampires to zombies. That seems about right. It was that kind of year.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

Here's the original sketch of Zombie Space Cowboy. Looks like I forgot to draw his holster in the final illustration. Oops! I'm still recovering from the holidays.


Here's the digital sketch I did after that. I changed him to a somewhat more animated floating pose, and added a severed umbilical cable to explain how he probably expired (well, that and the shattered helmet).

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